November 18th, 2009

Evolution happens.

So it's been a while since I had time to consume fiction, sadly. I'm just starting to catch up. I'm about 400 pages in to Fortress in the Eye of Time and I've gotten to see two plays this week. And I'm seeing many things I never saw before, mostly about the structure and the pacing of delivery.

I've always loved good prose (written) and good delivery (a/v) but I never really thought about the framing that holds up the plot until I saw Jay Lake's post about framing for a story. (will link as soon as I can find that post) Somewhere between thinking a lot about that post (it inspires that) and working and reworking my stories, I've come to understand these issues a lot better.

Well, now I apparently can't read or watch anything without observing the framing and the pacing. saycestsay and jaylake both warned me this would happen, so I'll blame it all on them.